What do you do when you invent your own genre of music? Do you stick to your guns and continue with the same formula? Or do you keep adding to it, helping it to evolve into something familiar, yet new. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been trying to properly answer this question for what seems like their entire career.With eleven studio albums under their belt—including the newly released album The Getaway—it’s of note that five of those records were recorded during major transitions for the band. 90’s mega-hit Blood Sugar Sex Magik was made in the wake of original guitarist Hillel Slovak’s untimely passing, and saw the emergence of his replacement, peak-Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. For the next album, One Hot Minute, the band hired Jane’s Addiction veteran Dave Navarro to replace Frusciante after he quit the band due to the pressures of touring. When Frusciante made his grand return for 1999’s Californication, it signaled a major shift in the band’s sound, directing the band into a more melodic and harmony-driven era that seemed to re-define the funk punk rockers. After three classic records with Frusciante, he quit the band again, leading to former guitar tech Josh Klinghoffer’s addition before 2011’s I’m With You.Finally, just when it seemed like they were settling back into their comfort zone, the band decided to make another major shift, as The Getaway is the first RHCP record that was produced by anyone other than Rick Rubin since 1989. While dropping one of this generation’s mastermind producers may be a risk for a band with as much repeat success as the Chili Peppers, the band turned to a talented duo to help them switch gears and re-hone their sound for a new generation, bringing Broken Bells/Black Keys veteran Danger Mouse in to produce the record, and legendary Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich in to mix the record. The influence of these two studio wizards can be felt all over the album, yet, the record sounds like a Red Hot Chili Peppers record. Anthony Keidis’ raps and sings in his unique harmonic style, Flea plays his bass both beautifully and aggressively, Chad Smith’s drums are tight and awesome, and Josh Klinghoffer’s guitar is dreamy and psychedelic. In that sense, the majority of The Getaway feels like a deliberate attempt to re-create some of the band’s best moments from previous albums. However, it also seems that the new production team made sure to incorporate new instruments and sounds into their arsenal to augment the band’s sound.You can listen to a stream of the album, below.The new sound kicks off right away, as opening track “The Getaway” offers a dancey, hi-hat laden beat with chicken picking guitar and dream-like vocal harmonies. Their funky single “Dark Necessities” turns the disco vibe up even more, as Flea and Smith lead the way with a funky rhythm that defines the track. Smith’s usually usual style of fill-based drumming is replaced by tighter, more precise parts, one of Danger Mouse’s hallmarks. Even with the new disco vibe, both tracks sound like they could be on 2002’s By The Way, and that’s probably the point. The band finds most of it’s success on The Getaway on these tracks, and on songs like “Detroit” and We Turn Red,” where the Chili Peppers brings it back to their Blood Sugar Sex Magik sound that old school fans still yearn for.Danger Mouse’s biggest influence on the record comes in the addition of piano, keyboards, and synthesizers to RHCP’s sound. Tracks like “Goodbye Angels,” “The Longest Wave,” and “Sick Love” are all heavily impacted by this stylistic shift. The use of keyboards allows Klinghoffer to provide effects-laden guitar swirls on most of the tracks on the album, and he shines through on several tracks with the new melodic space he’s been provided. If the punk-psychadelia of some of RHCP’s earlier material doesn’t sound as natural with him on guitar, Klinghoffer shines on several of the tracks on The Getaway, and his rhythmic playing and heavy use of effects are reminiscent of Nile Rodgers or The Edge from U2.When the band tries to push itself too far outside of its box, however, the tracks fall flat. Specifically “The Hunter” and “Encore”, two Radiohead-esque tunes tucked in to the back end of the album, come off as awkward compared to the rest of the album, as they just don’t fit Anthony Keidis’ voice. Also, “Feasting on the Flowers” sounds like a cast-off Broken Bells track, and in that sense it feels a bit lazy and forced.In the end, The Getaway gives Chili Peppers fans a lot to work with, with catchy melodies, pulsing beats, and alt-rock perfection making up a majority of the record. Minus a few tunes, they successfully re-invent and re-create the unique Red Hot Chili Peppers sound, using the nostalgia-laden production of Danger Mouse as a catalyst for the classic RHCP sound. The result is the best Red Hot Chili Peppers album since By The Way, and an evolved sound that brings the band into both the past and the future simultaneously.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 24-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his father to death following a heated dispute inside their Freeport home, Nassau County police said.Jordan JohnsonJordan Johnson, 24, charged with second-degree murder, will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead. His father, 55-year-old Russell Johnson, was pronounced dead just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Investigators have yet to determine what the dispute was over and what prompted it to turn violent.“I don’t have a motive,” Det. Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters during a news conference Wednesday at police headquarters in Mineola. “Obviously, it was something that disturbed both of them severely for it to end like this.”Russell Johnson’s sister was talking on the phone with her brother when she heard an altercation at his house and called 911. Freeport Village police responded at 3:45 p.m. and placed Jordan Johnson under arrest.The elder Johnson was stabbed multiple times, Azzata said, adding that the pending autopsy report would determine the number of stab wounds. He declined to identify the murder weapon and did not say if it was recovered.Tuesday was not the first time police had been called to the Loretta Lane home where father and son lived alone. From 2007 to 2013, police came to the residence eight times to respond to domestic disputes involving either another one of Russell Johnson’s sons or an ex-wife, Azzata said. Only one arrest was made over the six-year period, and in that case it was Johnson’s other son who was taken into custody for unspecified reasons.“All others were closed after an investigation,” Azzata said.Aside from Tuesday’s call, the most recent incident was in June, when Jordan Johnson was removed from the home and taken to a local hospital, Azzata said. He was not charged with any crimes.“He does have a medical history,” Azzata said of Jordan Johnson. The homicide detective declined to elaborate. Jordan Johnson has no prior arrest record.
35 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Share Going hungry can have long-term effects on a childChild malnutrition has long-term effects on gut health that affect development even after treatment, a study suggests.A team studied the gut health of malnourished children in Bangladesh.Writing in the journal Nature they said the bacterial make-up was not fully restored to normal after food supplements were given.They say the finding might explain why children often fail to grow normally even after treatment.The World Health Organization estimates severe acute malnutrition affects about 20 million children worldwide.Moderate acute malnutrition, a less serious form of the disease, is more prevalent in South Central Asia, where it affects 30 million children.In Bangladesh, more than 40% of children under five are affected by stunted growth.Stunted growth“Friendly” gut microbes play a crucial role in extracting and using nutrients in food.It has been suggested that malnutrition damages this process.Childhood malnutrition can lead to long-term problems such as stunted growth, cognitive problems and weakened immune systems.In this study, a team at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, assessed 64 malnourished children aged from six to 20 months.Malnourished children were either given Plumpy’Nut, an enriched peanut-based food that is the mainstay treatment for severe malnutrition worldwide, or Khichuri-Halwa, which is produced in Bangladesh and has rice and lentils as its main ingredients.Both types of food include milk powder and micronutrients, such as iron.The researchers took faecal samples from the children before they were given the foods and every three days while they were being treated, which usually lasted for around two weeks, stopping when they reached a certain weight.Samples were then taken every month for four months.Supplements?In 50 healthy children of the same age who were studied as a comparison, the gut developed normally.But this was not the case in the malnourished children.All the children gained weight, but there was only a temporary improvement in the make-up of the gut. Once treatment was discontinued, it regressed to a more “immature” state.Dr Sathish Subramanian, of Washington University, said: “Although therapeutic food-based interventions have resulted in a significant decline in deaths from malnutrition, many children never fully recover.“We found that children who were malnourished had gut microbial communities that were not consistent with their chronological ages.“Moreover, the severity of a child’s malnourishment was tied closely with the degree of immaturity of his or her gut microbial community, and this immaturity could not be durably repaired with standard treatments.”The authors suggest children may fare better if they are given nutritional supplements for longer, or if they are given additional gut microbes.Commenting on the study, Prof Colin Hill of University College Cork, Ireland, said: “This is a really important and sophisticated study which focused on severely malnourished children, which further emphasises the importance of a mature diverse gut microbiota in human health.“The findings are novel, unexpected and compelling, and show that purely nutritionally based interventions do not fully restore a mature gut microbiota in these children.“In the future, we will recognise that restoring the health of the gut microbiota is an important precursor to restoring the health of the child.”BBC News HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Malnutrition ‘damages gut bacteria’ by: – June 6, 2014
Facebook Twitter Google+ The final four in Stony Brook, N.Y., begins Friday when No. 4 seed Syracuse takes on No. 1 seed Florida. No. 2 Northwestern and No. 3 Maryland will square off in the second matchup. The semifinals not only boasts the top four teams in the nation, but also four of the nation’s top five players.Each remaining team features one of the five Tewaaraton Trophy finalists, who will try to make a final case for winning the award. Only Becky Lynch of North Carolina has been eliminated from postseason contention. Michelle Tumolo and Syracuse defeated the Tar Heels in the quarterfinals last weekend.Here’s a look at the four candidates competing this weekend and their standout seasons:Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse, attackTumolo has arguably the best chance of any Syracuse player in the program’s history to win the Tewaaraton Trophy. The Big East Offensive Player of the Year scored 43 goals to go along with a team-leading 40 assists during the regular season. The attack is the Orange’s second Tewaaraton finalist, joining Katie Rowan in 2008.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs SU’s offense slumped down the stretch and scored just 14 goals during two Big East tournament games, Tumolo slumped as well. The junior scored just three goals and only tallied one assist during the two games. But on Saturday against No. 5 seed North Carolina with Syracuse’s season on the line, Tumolo turned in perhaps the most impressive individual performance of any player this season.With the Orange trailing the Tar Heels 16-15 in the final minute of regulation, Tumolo set up in her usual position behind the opposing net. The junior found fellow attack Kailah Kempney wide-open on the crease for the game-tying goal with 39 seconds remaining. And just 34 seconds later, Tumolo scored her fourth goal of the game to send SU to the final four.‘I had an opportunity to watch their game against North Carolina, and they refuse to lose,’ Florida head coach Amanda O’Leary said during a teleconference on Monday. ‘They find a way to win. I watched Michelle’s incredible goal with five seconds left. You want to talk about an offensive powerhouse … that’s a team to be reckoned with.’Brittany Dashiell, Florida, midfielderIn just three seasons of the program’s existence, Florida has become a national power. The Gators rose to No. 1 in the nation and earned their first No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament this year.And Dashiell was recognized as the program’s first-ever Tewaaraton finalist.The junior midfielder paced UF with 23 goals and finished third on the team in points with 59. She also gathered 27 ground balls and 42 draw controls, both second on the team.Dashiell, of Bel Air, Md., is one of 13 players from Maryland on the UF roster as head coach Amanda O’Leary has made the state her personal recruiting stomping grounds.‘They provide the bulk of our program,’ O’Leary said during the teleconference Monday. ‘When I hit the road recruiting it was one of the first places I went to because it has such a strong tradition of having great lacrosse players, that Baltimore area. … It’s fun to watch them have the opportunity to watch them come down here and develop.’Dashiell has keyed the program’s development and will have a chance to make more history for Florida this weekend.Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland, midfielderSchwarzmann was an absolute scoring machine for Maryland this season. The midfielder’s 63 goals are the third-most in the nation and the most of any finalist.Like Florida’s Dashiell, Schwarzmann is a complete player. The junior’s 29 ground balls and 40 draw controls were the second most for the No. 3 Terrapins.Schwarzmann has been at her best this season during the Terrapins’ biggest games. The midfielder set an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament record by scoring 11 goals en route to winning the ACC championship and ACC tournament MVP.What was perhaps most impressive about her ACC tournament performance, though, was the way she adjusted throughout the season.Maryland found itself a rare underdog in the ACC tournament semifinals against Duke after losing to the Blue Devils 10-9 during the regular season. In the ACC tournament, the Terrapins routed Duke 12-3, and Schwarzmann scored four goals.Taylor Thornton, Northwestern, midfielderEven with reigning Tewaaraton Trophy-winner Shannon Smith still on the roster, Thornton became the star for Northwestern under head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller this season.After being named the 2011 IWLCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year, the midfielder is leading the No. 2 Wildcats with 44 ground balls and a career-high 27 goals.‘(I) have had a chance to watch her play throughout the season occasionally and she’s someone that’s super fun to watch,’ Maryland head coach Cathy Reese said during the teleconference. ‘(Hiller’s) done a great job with players playing defense and moving to the midfield and just contributing on both ends of the field there.‘And she’s just an outstanding athlete, and I think that’s what sets her apart.’Thornton has the opportunity to become Northwestern’s sixth Tewaaraton winner – a feat unmatched by any other program – and the fourth different Wildcat to earn the [email protected] Comments Published on May 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2